An Enchanting Surprise!
Framing Flowers & BirdsI hope you all had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations. Happy New Year! My Parents liked “Flowers & Birds.” I can finally share pictures of it framed.
Finish, Ready for framing:
First it was washed and ironed!:
Birds & Flowers Framed:
The frame was modified. Originally the pattern was much more solid looking, but I brushed some white acrylic over the top to soften the effect. A second matt was cut using really thick card which had a pearlescent sheen to it. The second matt ended up having to be wider than anticipated because I stitched out to a template but didn't factor shrinkage in… and the piece did shrink slightly when washed and ironed.
An Enchanting SurpriseI woke up Christmas morning to find a RAK (random act of kindness) from the lovely Sandra Popek! She is such a generous lady and it was an awesome Christmas surprise! She sent me Josephine Wall’s Enchanted Manor. I am stitching the Birds & Rainbow section of the Chart only (upper left hand corner). I will have some progress to show soon.
Wishing everyone all the best for 2016, make it a good one!